This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Sacred Shield: Fact vs Fiction

The Pally’s Sacred Shield is a squirrley little spell.

Each time the target takes damage they gain a Sacred Shield, absorbing 500 damage and increasing the paladin’s chance to critically hit with Flash of Light by 50% for up to 6 sec. They cannot gain this effect more than once every 6 sec. Lasts 30 sec. This spell cannot be on more than one target at any one time.

So.. you cast it on a target.. and then after the target is hit(melee or spells work) the first time it proc’s a shield on the target that will prevent some damage (500 + Casting pally’s sp * .75). While the shield is up you get an increase 50% crit on your Flash of Lights.

Yeah, easy for you to say.. but there’s still alot of muddy parts.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Holy Pally Toolbox

ToolboxLately I’ve been healing on my Pally. Don’t tell our raid leaders.. {shifty eyes} but I’ve had fun. I’m not saying that I’m shelving my warlock (far from it) but occasionally I can have fun while healing an instance on my Pally.

Following is a thought exercise for me based on my glyphs/spec. Feel free to follow along… or not… :)
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Not quite as bleak

Don’t Panic1. Don’t panic
2. See #1.

I’m not quite sure what’s going on.. but last night I continued to fiddle with Beta.

Findings:
Tatia, my level 70 holy pally, in live is seeing 330 dps on mobs on the Isle.
Tatiå, my level 70 copy of my holy pally, in beta was seeing 558 dps on mobs on the Isle.

This is alot less bleak than yesterday’s tests with the level 80.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

I really hope I’m doing it wrong

I copied a pre-made level 80 Paladin to the Beta PVP server. I wanted to get a feel for the “completely redesigned class”.

In the live environment, at level 70, in PVE healing gear Tatia is seeing 330 dps. (Recount of dailies on the Isle)
In the Wrath Beta, at level 80, in PVP healing gear Tatia is seeing 400 dps. (Recount of mob-kills in Howling Fjord)

I desperately hope I’m doing it wrong.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Protection Paladin Raiding Consumables

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You are more than the clothes you wear and weapons you bear. If you’re not using consumables to raid then you’re not living up to your max potential.
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Holy Paladin Raiding Consumables

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correct information.]

You are more than the clothes you wear and weapons you bear. If you’re not using consumables to raid then you’re not living up to your max potential.
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Q: When is a retadin like a fury warrior?

A: After Wrath of the Lich King.

Blue says (http://blue.cardplace.com/newcache/en/3616231665.htm):
Bornak wrote:
” We have mentioned in the past that we would like to improve Retribution Paladins in Wrath of the Lich King, we just don’t have a lot of specific details to release regarding this right now. We did say we plan on changing how their abilities work to share gear with warriors which will help make it easier for them to gear up though.”

and

Vaneras elaborated:
“What was said was that the developers plan to change how the abilities of Retribution Paladins will work, which will make it easier to gear up due to the possibilities of sharing gear with Warriors.”
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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Pally Macros

Yesterday it occured to me that suddently Tatia is using a lot of macros. I’ve added a page just for the macros. [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Paladin Divine Illumination Macro

Divine IlluminationDivine Illumination
Instant, 3 min cooldown
Reduces the mana cost of all spells by 50% for 15 sec.

Divine Illumination is deep in the Holy tree. It costs 0 mana and doesn’t trigger the global cooldown. I’ve had the talent for a very long time but I’ve been -really- bad about using it during combat. It’s one of those “long-ish” cooldowns so I try and “save it”. Which most of the time means that by the time I could best use it, I’m up to my ears in heals and forget to use it.
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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

How I Heal, Grid+Clique the movie

My first movie. Be gentle.

This is a complimentary video to an entry I did a while ago. How I Heal, Grid+Clique. All links to the addons and a long winded explanations of them are located over there.

Download the “big” version (43 Meg)

Special thanks to WowInsider for their article about Machinima 101.
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